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August 29, 2012

Only known filmed interview of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes

In this unique 1930 movie Doyle, who died on July 7 that year at 71, talks about Holmes and spirituality.

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He wasn't alone in his fascination with mediums, seances and spiritualism. A whole bunch of his contemporaries were trying to prove their validity, in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This book, Ghosthunters,
is one of the best I've read on the history of their attempt to do so.

Posted by: tamra | Aug 30, 2012 3:39:29 AM

most interesting - thank you for this post

Posted by: sherlock | Aug 30, 2012 1:34:21 AM

Dog-ear-to-tail, I think.

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 29, 2012 6:53:45 PM

Oh that was wonderful! I had to watch it several times, to make sure I heard Sherlock Holmes referred to (with a chuckle) as "this monstrous growth", and Watson as "his rather stupid friend". I bet Arthur would've been a great old guy to sit down and listen to (accent on the "listen"), provided he didn't think you were too much of an idiot. I love that his dog came with him for company while he gave the talk, and the dog-ear-to-nose flapping sounds when they got up to leave. Wow, dogs even did that in 1927!

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 29, 2012 6:51:54 PM

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